Local Leaders Series Webinars

Aboriginal & Local Government Collaboration on Economic Development: A Dialogue of Understanding - Local Leaders Series

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Description: Effective economic development requires regional cooperation and collaboration with all neighbouring communities. This webinar will provide a foundation for building strong relationships between Aboriginal communities and local governments to realize mutually beneficial economic development opportunities. This workshop is designed to help facilitate relationship building through:

  • Comparing the differences in opportunities for Local Government and Aboriginal economic development
  • Providing Local Governments a perspective on the Aboriginal economic development context
  • Strategies for determining mutual priorities and working together effectively
  • Building strong relationships based on trust and respect

Originally streamed March 23rd, 2017

Smart Economic Development with the Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement Toolkits - Local Leaders Series

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Description: We all know strategic plans are important, but it can be challenging to dedicate the resources to develop something that all-too-often stays on the shelf.
The Economic Development Division has developed a Strategic Planning Toolkit and accompanying Performance Measurement Toolkit that will help you build a concise, measurable and immediately actionable plan that won’t collect dust.

Provincial staff will demonstrate how the tool’s self-assessment, planning templates, facilitation materials, and discussion guides will save you time and money in developing a strategic economic development plan tailored to your community’s needs.

Originally streamed March 16th, 2017

Economic Development 101 - Local Leaders Series

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Description: Economic development is essential to the vibrancy and resiliency of every community. Local government has an important role in positioning communities for success when it comes to growth, diversification and increasing economic benefits.

Join us for an engaging dialogue on the key drivers of economic development and why they are critical to realizing your community’s potential. By exploring topics such as business retention and expansion, investment readiness and regional collaboration, you will walk away with a deeper appreciation of the what and the why of economic development, and ideas on how you can accelerate efforts in your community.

Originally streamed March 9th, 2017